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Deakin University GIFT City Campus

India's first international branch campus
Deakin University is the first international university in the world to open a teaching campus in India. Deakin has established its first international branch campus in Gujarat International Finance Tec-City (GIFT City) in accordance with International Financial Services Centres Authority (IFSCA) regulations. GIFT City is a central business precinct in the Gandhinagar district in Gujarat, India. It is India's first operational greenfield smart city and is set to become a global financial and information technology hub. Learning from industry partners, Deakin graduates will be prepared for emerging and in-demand roles in India's growth sectors.

Deakin in India
Deakin has a long and rich relationship with India as the first foreign university to establish operations in India in 1994. Over almost three decades, we have developed strategic partnerships with India’s premier research organisations, businesses and academic institutions. Our proud engagement with India continues to this day.Our history in South Asia
Deakin has a long and rich relationship with the South Asia region that spans almost three decades. We were the first foreign university to establish operations in India in 1994. Since then, we have championed initiatives including research opportunities, collaborative centres, international conferences, seminars and more.

Deakin South Asia office
Deakin’s South Asia Office in New Delhi is a hub for operations across the region including in Bangladesh, Bhutan, Mauritius, Myanmar and Nepal. The office provides support for recruitment, research, mobility, alumni and employability. The Deakin South Asia office is led by Ravneet Pawha, Vice-President (Global Alliances) and CEO (South Asia), David Das, Deputy Director (South Asia) and Priyanka Singh, Associate Director (South Asia) and Priyanka Singh, Associate Director (South Asia).

Our history in India
Over three decades, Deakin has developed strategic partnerships with India’s premier research organisations, academic institutions and corporations.

Deakin HUBS
The Deakin HUBS will serve as the hub for all engagement initiatives alongside strategic partners Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE), Symbiosis International University, Chitkara University and OP Jindal Global University. This initiative is one of the many steps taken by Deakin University towards realising the objectives outlined in the National Education Policy (NEP) 2020 to achieve internationalisation of higher education in India through research collaborations and student exchange with high-quality foreign Higher Educational Institutions (HEI).

Long-standing engagement
Deakin received the highest honour at the inaugural Australia India Business Council Awards in 2016 for Outstanding Contribution by an Australian Organisation in India, recognising our long-standing engagement with the country.

Research initiatives
The Deakin India Research Initiative supports innovative, industry-led research and enables PhD students to continue their research while working. The initiative received the 2019 Australian Financial Review Higher Education Award for International Education.

Leaders in business
Ravneet Pawha, Vice-President (Global Alliances) and CEO (South Asia), Deakin University was awarded Business Leader of the Year 2018 by the India Australia Business and Community Awards.

Education is the future
Australian Government report ‘An India Economic Strategy To 2035’ highlights education as the flagship sector for engagement by Australia. The authors present Deakin as a case study of successful action in India.

Important Facts

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Every degree at Deakin features practical learning that allows you to apply your skills in real-world contexts. By working on industry-relevant projects using the same tools professionals use, you’ll be better prepared for your future career.

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Our research themes
Research at Deakin is guided by our five impact themes. While each theme represents unique opportunities for innovation, at the heart of each theme is a drive to create a better future for our communities. With a multidisciplinary approach to research, we can connect the best thinkers from across the university to find solutions to the world’s biggest challenges.

Advancing society and culture – our research helps strengthen society, culture and the economy through creative, contemporary and intercultural approaches to education, the arts and business.
Building safe and secure communities – from strengthening community resilience to the development of cutting-edge cyber security, our cross-disciplinary research builds ethical and innovative solutions to global security problems.
Improving health and wellbeing – improved health and wellbeing underpins the success of any society, and at Deakin, we’re driving research that impacts lives – globally and locally – in meaningful ways.
Enabling a sustainable world – we protect and manage our land, air and marine ecosystems; use innovative resource management technologies; and support the transition to sustainable energy solutions.
Designing smarter technologies – we’re developing practical technology with ethical foundations to support a sustainable, progressive society.


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Master of Business Analytics - GIFT City campus

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  • Total Tuition Fee 2107384 INR
  • Application Fee 3050 INR
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